College with Potential for Excellence.
Late Hon. Dr. V. T. Patil alias Kakaji
Tararani University, Kolhapur
The state of Maharashtra has a spectacular tradition of social reformers such as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, His Highness Chh. Shahu Maharaja, Karmveer Bhaurao Patil and many more. This tradition has been glorified by Late Hon.Dr. Shri Vishwanath Tukaram Patil-founder President of Tararani Vidyapeeth Kolhapur.
Dr. V. T. Patil was born at Shigaon, District-Sangli in Maharashtra on 31st July 1900. He has completed his LLB degree from Bombay University in 1929 .He continued prosperous legal practice in Kolhapur from 1930 to 1950 .He dedicated his life to the noble cause of women education. He started the social work with the membership of Kolhapur Municipal corporation, He was the President of Central Health committee, Local Board of Kolhapur District. Agricultural Product Market Committee and Bar Association.
He made unforgettable contribution towards political field. He was MLA from Ajara constituency Board and Kolhapur Sansthan. He worked as a member of Loksabha from Kolhapur constituency. He played the leadership role in co-operative Movement by promoting Rayat sabha, Bidri Cooperative Sugar factory, Shetkari Sahakari Sangh, Dudhagang –Vedganga Co-operative Sugar factory and Maratha Co-operative Bank. In the field of media he has taken initiative in setting up of Kolhapur News Association and was the first editor of Daily Pudhari- the most popular local news paper.
In the field of education he has made ever-lasting contribution. He was the Founder of Prince Shivaji Education Society (Kolhapur), Tararani Vidyapeeth (Kolhapur), Mouni Vidyapeeth (Gargoti), Shivaraj College (Gadhinglaj) and Kirti College (Kolhapur). Shivaji University of Kolhapur has honoured him with D. Litt. Degree for his memorable contribution to women education.